Our programs and services open doors to new opportunities.
Empowering People to Live Life without Limits
At UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, our mission is to provide programs and services that improve the independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Each month, UCP works with 5,804 people in our eight-county area, empowering children and adults who – without support – would be isolated from their community.
Is COVID19 getting in the way of your social life? Do you love visiting relatives in San Francisco? Have you watched all four seasons of Riverdale in one week to fend off the home-bound blues? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you have a lot in common with Kris O’Keefe, a student at American River College and a volunteer at UCP whom I had the great pleasure of interviewing.
We have all heard the adage that “it’s better to give than to receive.” In fact, research has shown that spending money on others puts a bigger smile on your face than spending it on yourself. And after years of seeing how your donations put smiles on our clients’ faces, we know it’s true!
What are your dreams? What are your goals? What makes you happy? You have probably spent your entire life hearing these questions and making decisions based on your answers. But for individuals with disabilities, they may never be asked these questions.